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DAY 10: MEDFORD, NY TO TOMS RIVER, NJ

We have reached Day 10 and as our trip continues we have now entered Brooklyn. The dealership in Brooklyn was very nice. The sharp dressed salesmen took a nice picture in front of the nice VW building. We continued traveling and the New York traffic is in full effect. The GPS often displayed red lines because of traffic jams. We said goodbye to Brooklyn and we crossed the Verrazano Bridge. This bridge is almost 14,000 foot long and has 13 lanes of traffic (7 on the upper level and 6 on the lower level). Later, we met a local man who is famous for feeding pigeons typically in the mornings. He is very friendly with the birds and feeds them as they sit on a stick that he holds. We kept on moving and crossed another bridge as we moved on from Staten Island. There were some gentlemen driving a cool classic American 70’s car. As we were driving down the New Jersey highway, we saw the Skyline looked fantastic looking toward Manhattan.The tall buildings still looked huge from so far away. We made it to Clifton, NJ, the home of Gensinger VW. Gensinger is the oldest VW dealership in the entire U.S. celebrating 72 years of business, in August. They are very proud of the history and the whole crew came out to take a photo with us and the I.D 4 in front of the historical establishment. Rainer spoke with some dealers that were interested about his project and they engaged him as he told them about his EV mission. Later, we made a quick stop for some ice cream in Montvale, NJ. The pretty small building was very old fashioned and opened around 1951. We then passed by a small statue zoo. They displayed large sculptures of various animals and dinosaurs that even featured bats and pterodactyls in the air. Next came a building with Batman and Superman on the roof. The heroes standing tall watching over as the head of T-Rex looks like it’s about to chomp. We then went through the countryside and in this very American neighborhood a man mowed his lawn. A well kept lawn is typically important in the American values.  On our way through Roselle Park, NJ we took a photo as we passed under the bridge displaying a banner celebrating the towns local team. The day retired and we prepared for our next.

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